Skip all navigation and jump to content Jump to site navigation
NASA Logo - Goddard Space Flight Center

+ NASA Homepage

    
Goddard Space Flight Center
About MODIS News Data /images2 Science Team Science Team Science Team

   + Home
ABOUT MODIS
MODIS Publications Link
MODIS Presentations Link
MODIS Biographies Link
MODIS Science Team Meetings Link
 

 

 

Naud, C, Muller, JP, Clothiaux, EE (2002). Comparison of cloud top heights derived from MISR stereo and MODIS CO2-slicing. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 29(16), 1795.

Abstract
The EOS-TERRA MODIS and MISR instruments provide radiances for independent spectral and stereo retrievals of cloud top height (CTH), respectively. Collocated and coincident CTH retrievals were compared against each other and with coincident millimeter-wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) retrievals over the British Isles and the ARM SGP site. This inter-comparison suggests close agreement between MMCR, MODIS and MISR when they detect the same CTHs. When MISR detected high clouds, MISR stereo CTH was generally higher than MODIS CO2-slicing CTH. However, for large areas in most of the 27 scenes studied here, high clouds were detected by MODIS but not by MISR. These high clouds occurred during periods of multi-layered clouds. Inspection of all off-nadir MISR radiances during these periods indicated that MISR has sufficient sensitivity to detect these clouds, but not with the innermost 3 MISR cameras used for stereo CTH retrieval.

DOI:
10.1029/2002GL015460

ISSN:
0094-8276

FirstGov logo Privacy Policy and Important Notices NASA logo

Curator: Brandon Maccherone
NASA Official: Shannell Frazier

NASA Home Page Goddard Space Flight Center Home Page